I've been cooking ever since high school. For a long time I didn't have an oven, which forced me to get very creative. I even learned how to make brownies in the microwave!
My favorite things to cook
Since I'm from Texas, my absolute favorite food is Mexican. I cook lots of enchiladas, shrimp tostadas, and tortilla soup. I also love making soups and stews- delicious, and only 1 pot to wash.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family has a very close relationship with food. We love it! All of my best memories involve huge barbecues or holidays with everybody in the kitchen helping and laughing.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumphs- This past Thanksgiving was the first time I was solely responsible. I'd never cooked a turkey before, and we were having 20 people come over. In the end, everything turned out perfectly. I consider it one of my proudest moments.
My cooking tragedies
Oh my goodness, I've had so many! I remember another Thanksgiving I tried to make a pumpkin cheesecake. It ended up being awful! It was dry and meally, but everyone was trying to be polite. Finally, they just burst out laughing!